Exercise therapy in the management of shoulder pain

Key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:

  • For rotator cuff disorders, Exercise therapy — including stretching, range of motion exercises, and strengthening — may result in greater pain reduction when combined with other therapies, including manual therapy and acupuncture.
  • For frozen shoulder, exercise should only be recommended once movement can be tolerated after the acute phase.
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NCOR monthly news bulletin – March 2014

Welcome to our March news bulletin! You can read it here.

This edition includes:

  • Recent research papers from the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Research Assistant vacancy at NCOR
  • News on recent NCOR talks
  • New research skills tutorial on quantitative research methods
  • The development of a PROM data collection facility for osteopaths
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NCOR research assistant vacancy

We are looking for a bright graduate with a degree in osteopathy or related discipline and preferably a Masters qualification who wants to develop a career in research.

This part-time (0.6 FTE) post is funded for 12 months by the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) and is based in the Translational Research: complex interventions division within the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at the Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel. Read more

NCOR job vacancy

We are looking for a bright graduate with a degree in osteopathy or related discipline and preferably a Masters qualification who wants to develop a career in research.

This part-time (0.6 FTE) post is funded for 12 months by the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) and is based in the Translational Research: complex interventions division within the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at the Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel. Read more

New SIGN guidelines for managing chronic pain

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network has published guidance for the management of non-malignant pain in non-specialist settings. The aim of this evidence-based guideline is to provide the information required to improve outcomes for patients with chronic pain. The guideline contains recommendations for the assessment and management of chronic pain including:

  • self management,
  • pharmacological, psychological, physical, complementary and dietary therapies.
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